Claudio Roditi

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Claudio Roditi
Claudio Roditi Unterfahrt 2010-03-21-004.jpg
Claudio Roditi, 2010
Background information
Born(1946-05-28)May 28, 1946
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresJazz, Brazilian jazz
Years active1970–present
LabelsGreen Street, Uptown, Milestone, Candid, Reservoir, Nagel-Heyer, Resonance
Associated actsPaquito D'Rivera, United Nation Orchestra, Brazilian All-Stars, Kenny Barron

Cláudio Roditi (born May 28, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian jazz trumpeter.

He came to America in 1970 to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. In 1976 he moved to New York City, where he played with Herbie Mann and Charlie Rouse. In the 1980s he worked with Paquito D'Rivera. He is a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra.[1]

In 1995, he received a Grammy Award nomination for "Symphonic Bossa Nova" and another in 2010 for Best Latin Jazz Album for Brazilliance X 4.[2]


As leader[edit]

  • 1984: Red on Red (Green Street)
  • 1985: Claudio! (Uptown)
  • 1988: Gemini Man (Milestone)
  • 1989: Slow Fire (Milestone)
  • 1990: Two of Swords (Candid)
  • 1990: Milestones (Candid)
  • 1993: Jazz Turns Samba (Groovin' High)
  • 1993: Daywaves (Terra Musica)
  • 1994: Free Wheelin (Reservoir)
  • 1995: Samba Manhattan Style (Reservoir)
  • 1996: Claudio, Rio & Friends (Groovin' High)
  • 1997: Double Standards (Reservoir)
  • 1998: Mind Games – Live (Summit)
  • 2004: Light in the Dark (Nagel Heyer) [3]
  • 2004: Three for One (Nagel Heyer)
  • 2005: Reflections (Nagel Heyer)
  • 2006: Smile (Nagel Heyer)
  • 2009: Brazilliance X4 (Resonance)
  • 2009: Impressions (Sunnyside)
  • 2010: Simpatico (Resonance)
  • 2011: Bons Amigos (Resonance)

As sideman[edit]

With Kenny Barron

With Gary Bartz

  • West 42nd Street (1990)

With Paquito D'Rivera

With Ricky Ford

With Michael Franks

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Jimmy Heath

With Herbie Mann

With Nova Bossa Nova

With Roots

  • For Bird & Diz (In+Out, 1996)

With Charlie Rouse

With Horace Silver

With McCoy Tyner

With Chip White


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Claudio Roditi". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
  3. ^ "Primary Instrument: Trumpet". All About Jazz. Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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